Under My Skin

~ Release group by Avril Lavigne

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Under My Skin CD 14 Arista BVCA-24020 4988017622131
Under My Skin CD 13 Arista 82876617872 828766178722
Under My Skin CD 12 Arista 82876 60345 2 828766034523
Under My Skin CD 13 Arista 82876-61787-2 828766178722
Under My Skin CD 12 Arista, RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) 82876-59774-2 828765977425
Under My Skin CD 12 Arista 82876-59774-2 828765977425
Under My Skin DualDisc (CD side) + DualDisc (DVD-Video side) 12 + 16 RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) 82876 67289-2 828766728927
Under My Skin CD 12 Arista, BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use "BMG Rights Management"), Hifi Recordings, RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle), War Child Canada 82876597742 828765977425
Under My Skin (unknown) 11
Under My Skin CD 12 Arista 82876-59774-25 828765977425
Under My Skin CD 12 Arista CDAST (CF) 467 6007124415837
Under My Skin CD 12 Arista 82876-59774-2 828765977425
Under My Skin CD 12 Arista 828766225723
Under My Skin (special edition) CD + DVD-Video 18 + 5 Arista 82876-66895-2, BVCP-28031, BVCP-28032 4988017629031
Under My Skin (unknown) 16
Under My Skin CD + DVD-Video 16 + 6 RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) 82876677512 828766775129
Under My Skin CD 12 Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 82876 597742 9787799436487
Under My Skin CD 14 SICP-4644 4547366254693

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associated singles/EPs: Don’t Tell Me
part of: Juno Awards: Pop Album of the Year (number: 2005)
Music Canada Certified Quintuple Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Quadruple Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Triple Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Double Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Gold Albums
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/28676 [info]
Wikidata: Q204617 [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/9jp2 [info]

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With her self-penned songs stamping a bovver-boot over the vagaries of adolescent angst, this tomboy of teen rock kicked into the chart two years ago, providing a refreshing alternative to the bubbling broth of confectionary pop.

So, has the 19-year-old matured from the punk pixie doing time in the skate park and finding things just oh-so complicated? Well, the stock loaded guitar riffs, ambling piano melodies and brooding vocals suggest that Avril is desperate to ditch the mantle of youth and be taken seriously as an artiste.

But this is where she goes wrong. We enter the world of dating with Avril and what a gloomy, dire place it is. Too many tracks, such as 'Take Me Away' and 'My Happy Ending', pivot on the pain and despair of relationships going off the boil and, despite the stadium-rousing choruses, her whiney vocals and trite lyrics imply that madam is merely having a strop rather than wearing the hair shirt of Alanis Morrissette-style suffering.

'Don't Tell Me' turns all coy with the finger-wagging warning to her boyfriend, "Did I not tell you that I'm not like that girl, the one who gives it all away". So it's with relief that 'He Wasn't' leaps out with all the plucky cheek of old-skool Avril. A punchy chorus harks back to the kohl-lined rock chicks of yesteryear but possesses enough contemporary verve to set it up alongside the best of Busted. Similarly, the final track on the album, 'I Always Get What I Want' delivers a healthy slap in the face of authority, smacks heavily of Transvision Vamp and suggests that Avril isn't quite ready to grow up.

The combined writing efforts of band mate, Evan Taubenfeld, ex Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody and the watchful eye of Linkin Park producer Da Gilmore infuse the album with a nu-metal edge that might levitate this release from the ashes of forgettable rock but until Avril learns to take herself a little less seriously and manage a glimmer of a smile, she will continue to sound like a petulant teenager having a strop.